Theatre (comedy, satire)

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  • Assembly George Square Studios - Five
  • 22:35
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Ed Littlewood Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 16 and above (16+)Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


'The War oan Terror? Whit's it f*cking like?!' The world needs a new kind of warrior – a woman, a Russian, a wee Glesca hairy... Cold as ice, deadly as a cobra, common as muck! Storytelling and stand-up with a little light killing on the side... Our Glaswegian heroine shares a typical day as a deep-cover operative. Starring Nicola Jo Cully, Svetlana is a welcome tonic in troubled times. Written by Paul Matthews and directed by award-winner Laila Noble. Produced by Ed Littlewood Productions. On ELP: **** (Stage). **** (Herald).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Lift access through the glass box into the main studio area. If not taking the lift there are 12 steps down into the performance space. There is level access via Windmill Lane off of Buccleuch Place.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

LTW 86 days ago

Brilliant acting that took us on an exhilarating ride into the world of a KGB agent!

Full of energy and incredibly funny, among the best non-slapstick comedies we've see this Fringe.


Sandra Fawcett 89 days ago

What an original, hilarious romp this was! Definitely no 1 of the 24 shows I’ve been to this festival. Great plot and brilliant acting!!

Steve Pine 95 days ago

Inventive, hilarious and thrilling, delivered with tremendous energy and panache by Nicola Jo Cully. Best. Accent. Ever. Can't recommend highly enough - go see!

Jim JB 97 days ago

Saw it last night, it's a high energy spy story about a Russian spy from Glasgow? Bizarre I know, I laughed from beginning to end I thoroughly recommend going to see it.

Roy 97 days ago

This is brilliant, high energy, very funny dialogue and perfect props. Weegie banter with a Russian twist absolutely awesome.

Anonymous 101 days ago

A cracking show! Story telling, satire and a little light killing! Svetlana is not your typical Russian spy. She's fae deepest, darkest Glasgae and after a typical day at the office she kicks back with a wee drink and regales us with eye watering tales that range from Glasgae tae Moscow via Peshawar and Nagorny Karabakh. Very funny, very witty, very coarse! NIcola Jo Cully grips this role by the scruff of the neck and beats it into submission!

Fi 102 days ago

Originally, funny, clever comedy (even funnier if you’re fae Glasgow).

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 82 days ago

"Never fuck wi’ a burd fae Moscow when they're absorbin' high opera." ...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 83 days ago

You don’t mess with Glaswegian women. You don’t mess with Russian operatives either. Combine the two and you have Svetlana, a gallus Glasgow girl, by way of Moscow, who’s liable to take you out with an AK-47 if you step out of line. We first meet Svetlana in her Glasgow...

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